German investigators find 670kg of drugs in truck from Kyrgyzstan


FRANKFURT, Germany -- German customs investigators along the Polish border near Frankfurt found 670kg of heroin hidden in a truck that arrived from Kyrgyzstan, reported Thursday (June 20), citing Deutsche Welle. The Germans reportedly acted on a tip from Dutch authorities.

The drugs were believed to have come from Afghanistan and to be headed to Belgium. The street value of the drugs was estimated to be €40 to 50 million (3.2 to 3.9 billion KGS), according to Deutsche Welle.

The drugs were disguised as Turkish candy, it said.

The truck was said to have Georgian licence plates. Authorities detained the driver, a 63-year-old citizen of Turkey who claimed to have no knowledge of the drugs.

The bust represents the largest amount of heroin ever seized in Germany.

Drugs are the main source of revenue for the Afghan Taliban.

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